By Celia Beymer, Kansas Republican Party, District 1 Vice Chair, Lakin
According to the July 3, 2014, Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission report from Morris County, its Republican County Committee received a donation of $8,500.
The donation was made by Rep Tom Moxley. Moxley stated the funds were to support moderate candidates.
This is a violation since party rules have a cap of $5,000. Several candidates not from that county nor representing that county were recipients of $500. One of those is Seward County House candidate Shannon Francis.
Seventeen other candidates received the same amount. One was candidate Rep. Diana Dierks, Salina. Was she always registered as a Republican?
Another candidate receiving a donation was Rep. Blaine Finch, Ottowa. What has been his votes on pro-life bills and gun rights bills?
The activity of laundering money through a county party may give unfair advantage for some in an election cycle, but it is illegal.